Wednesday Notes

December 5, 2012 @ 6:40 pm | Filed under: , ,

Books we read today:

Caps For Sale
The Baker’s Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale
The Donkey’s Dream


Last piano class before Bean & Rose’s Christmas recital. Lot of Deck the Halls and Carol of the Bells going on around here.


Loved this Mother Bird post on making oak gall ink.

What happens to your data (and your domains) when you die?

• I mentioned this on Facebook and at GeekMom, but in case you missed it: Amazon’s got some good stuff for $1.99 on Kindle this month. Howl’s Moving Castle, the first Series of Unfortunate Events book, and Dava Sobel’s excellent Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time, among others. We already own all of those in print, but—two bucks!

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  1. Jennifer says:

    Ooooh! Longitude sounds right up my alley! I got American Terroir last night for $2.50. Not too far into it yet. Yes, I was the one googling Melissa Wiley/Rowan Jacobson last night. Thanks again!

  2. Melissa Wiley says:

    LOL!! I saw that in my stats and it tickled me — melissa wiley rowan jacobsen chocolate. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    I’d missed that American Terroir is on sale too! We have the print edition, but…this is getting to be a refrain with me, eh?

  3. Jennifer says:

    I’m going to start sending you hidden messages via stats. Just you wait.
    I’m thinking about doubling up too. You know me and I hate to admit it but I’m so hooked on reading on my Kindle especially while breastfeeding. The pages turning distracts the baby.

  4. Melissa Wiley says:

    Jenn, I swear that’s what converted me too—and it was just my iPod then, not even a Kindle. Reading one-handed in the dark with no outside light source while nursing baby Huck. Now I’m hooked. The backlighting, the enlargeable font, the thousand books under one cover…..not that I will ever lose my deep affection for wonderful papery paper. Our hard copy purchases still outnumber our digital. And you’ll notice I never ever post Kindle links for picture books. When it comes to cuddling up and reading a story to my little ones, I want real pages rustling.

    I would love getting stat-messages from you. Now and then Jamie googles my chai soup recipe with a little note to me in her search terms. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    I have this whole plot for a movie in my head, a romantic comedy in which the couple meet and hold conversations via the names of their wifi networks.

  5. Ellie says:

    Hee. I was going to link to mother bird’s oak gall post is my advent post yesterday, but then my post got so … drear, that it didn’t seem to fit.

  6. Erin says:

    SO glad that you enjoyed that post! Don’t happen to have tried making paints with eggs, do you? (a la “Marguerite Makes a Book”) Thank you for sharing what “caught (my) eye”. It’s where I go when my mind feels a bit dull to find something fresh to think about. Fun to find myself here!

  7. Melanie B says:

    I’m going to be back in the breastfeeding kindle swing in a month. Then I’m going to regret not snapping these up. I keep thinking I have no use for it and forgetting the ease of reading while nursing. Longitude sounds right up my ally too.

  8. Melissa Wiley says:

    You’ve still got time—this special lasts the whole month. (Others I’ve posted are daily deals only, though.)

    Erin, always lovely to see you here! We’ve NOT tried egg paints and would love to hear more about it…

    I’m so happy whenever someone says the Caught My Eye feed is useful!